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There’s two sides to the US trillion-dollar coin

There’s two sides to the US trillion-dollar coin

Guy Rundle January 9, 2013 5 Comments

There are suggestions President Obama should issue a trillion-dollar coin to pay down US debt. Huh? The proposal is a bizarre response to the next stage of the ongoing US financial crisis.

What’s over the fiscal cliff? We may be about to find out

Bernard Keane December 24, 2012 14 Comments

Congress and Barack Obama have gone on holidays without a deal on the "fiscal cliff". The chances of anything more than a temporary fix now look remote.

Republicans battle between moderates and Tea Partiers

Crikey December 20, 2012

Crikey readers weigh in.

Obama weighs up letting the budget go over the cliff

Obama weighs up letting the budget go over the cliff

Guy Rundle December 19, 2012 3 Comments

The "fiscal cliff" is dominating political news in the United States, where come January 1, tax rises and spending cuts will kick in under the current deal, unless Obama and the House can negotiate a better one.

US business bets on big rise in dividend tax

Glenn Dyer November 30, 2012

Companies in the US are bringing forward their dividends to avoid a sharp rise in dividend tax that could be the result of the upcoming "fiscal cliff".

Ignore the White House, Australian eyes should be on the Senate

Ignore the White House, Australian eyes should be on the Senate

Bernard Keane November 7, 2012

Pakistan has good reason to fear the re-election of Barack Obama. But Australians should be watching the Senate result -- that's where the results may really affect those Down Under.